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      n  
1    the standard monetary unit of the U.S. and its dependencies, divided into 100 cents  
2    the standard monetary unit, comprising 100 cents, of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, and Zimbabwe  
3      (Brit)  
informal   (formerly) five shillings or a coin of this value  
4    look or feel (like) a million dollars  
Informal   to look or feel extremely well  
     (C16: from Low German daler, from German Taler, Thaler, short for Joachimsthaler coin made from metal mined in Joachimsthal Jachymov, town now in the Czech Republic)  


dollar diplomacy  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)  
1    a foreign policy that encourages and protects capital investment and commercial and financial involvement abroad  
2    use of financial power as a diplomatic weapon  
half-a-dollar  
      n     (Brit)  
slang      another name for a       half-crown  
half-dollar  
      n   (in the U.S.) a 50-cent piece  
rix-dollar  
      n   any of various former Scandinavian or Dutch small silver coins,   (Also called)    rijksdaaler, rigsdaler  
     (C16: partial translation of obsolete Dutch rijksdaler; rijk realm, kingdom)  
sand dollar  
      n   any of various flattened disclike echinoderms of the order Clypeasteroida, of shallow North American coastal waters: class Echinoidea (sea urchins)  
sixty-four thousand dollar question  
      n   a crucial question or issue  
     (C20: an elaboration of the earlier sixty-four dollar question, so called from the top prize on the US radio show Take It or Leave It (1941--48))  
top dollar  
      n  
Informal   the highest level of payment  
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n.
colloquial word for a dollar
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